WILD HORSE PASS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY'S COVID-19 INFORMATION PAGE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WILD HORSE PASS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19
PHOENIX, AZ- Wild Horse Pass Development Authority (WHPDA) is committed to providing accurate and up-to-date information regarding public health conditions at the Wild Horse Pass Destination and managed businesses. As the managers of both Wild Horse Pass and Gila River Business Enterprises (GRBE), we understand the effect business closures may have on the Community, and the need for our convenience stores/gas stations to remain open to provide essential services during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
GILA RIVER BUSINESS ENTERPRISES (GRBE) - GAS STATIONS & CONVENIENCE STORES
As we strive to maintain service through these unprecedented times, we continue to make the health and safety of our employees and customers a top priority. We are working with our management team to continuously monitor our ability to sufficiently staff our stores in order to provide service to our valued community. As a result, our store hours may change depending on staff available to serve our customers. All of our stores are currently servicing customers inside the stores as well as offering the service window if one is available for those more comfortable using this option. Management is taking extra steps to ensure that the stores are being routinely cleaned and that social distancing practices are in place. Currently, the number of guests inside the store is limited to 5 people at one time. We will do our best to provide the Community with as much advance notice as possible regarding any changes to our store operations and we would like to thank you for your continued patience.
Please see below for a list of GRBE convenience stores/gas stations’ current operating hours. For any updates or changes to these hours, please visit our WHPDA COVID-19 Information page.
The Komatke Store is currently closed until further notice for cleaning and will re-open as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience during our temporary closure.
Uhs-Kehk Store (Blackwater)
The Uhs Kehk Store is now fully operational; we experienced a Point-of-Sale outage this morning. We apologize for the inconvenience, thank you.
Sacaton Union 76 Convenience Store
The Sacaton 76 Store will be open from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, until further notice.
Casa Blanca Market
The D#5 Casa Blanca market will be unable to provide any sales transactions on June 17, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. due to cash registers being down due to software upgrade. The Casa Blanca Post Office will remain open to the public and will in no way impact mail delivery and services in the area.
Toka Sticks Service Station
The store will be closed nightly from 10:00 PM – 5:00 AM, until further notice
Wild Horse Pass Chevron
This store will be closed nightly from 10:00 PM – 5:00 AM, until further notice.
***Wild Horse Pass Chevron will be replacing and upgrading its fuel pumps beginning on 2/22/2021, with expected completion on 2/26/2021. Service and access to this location will be interrupted intermittently throughout this process. We appreciate your patience while we complete this project.***
WILD HORSE PASS - WHPDA MANAGED BUSINESSES WITHIN THE DESTINATION
In accordance with CDC guidelines, WHPDA has decided to limit operations within the following businesses to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
Rawhide Western Town & Event Center (Ceased all non-essential operations)
Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park (Temporarily Closed)
We are also closely following the executive orders released by Governor Stephen Roe Lewis, suspending all public gatherings of 10 people or more within the Community, as well as federal recommendations to avoid discretionary travel, shopping trips, and social visits.
We appreciate your patience during this challenging time. We ask you continue to do your best to keep yourself and others healthy. We will do the same.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
My Gila River District Announcements
Gila River Health Care: Coronavirus Resource Center
Arizona Department of Health Services (AzDHS)
ABOUT GILA RIVER BUSINESS ENTERPRISES (GRBE)
Gila River Business Enterprises (GRBE) is comprised of several different Gila River Indian Community businesses operated and managed by the Wild Horse Pass Development Authority (WHPDA). These businesses include Toka Sticks Golf Course, Gila River Displays, and the following convenience stores/gas stations: Komatke Market, Casa Blanca Market, Sacaton Union 76 Convenience Store, Uhs Kehk Store, and Toka Sticks Service Station.
ABOUT WILD HORSE PASS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (WHPDA)
The Wild Horse Pass Development Authority (WHPDA) is an entity of Gila River Indian Community responsible for managing and developing the Wild Horse Pass Development Area, a 3,300-acre master planned commercial development zone, and the Community’s premiere tourist destination. The Wild Horse Pass Destination includes: Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, Whirlwind Golf Club, Aji Spa, Rawhide Western Town & Event Center, Phoenix Premium Outlets, KOLI Equestrian Center, Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, Bondurant High Performance Driving School.